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Sports Extra: Portland Trailblazers commentator and former Oregon multisport star Jordan Kent

Portland Trailblazers PxP commentator and former Oregon Duck Jordan Kent joins the podcast to talk everything from Mac Court to broadcasting the Blazers in the Bubble.

Posted: Dec 9, 2020 3:23 PM
Updated: Dec 9, 2020 3:24 PM

Eugene, Ore. -- On this week's edition of the KEZI Sports Extra podcast, Andrew Haubner sits down with University of Oregon athletics hall-of-famer and Portland Trailblazers Play-by-Play commentator Jordan Kent. The former Duck touches on his days as a multisport athlete in Eugene, moving to the broadcast booth and some of the biggest lesson's he's learned from his family, his playing career and his broadcasting life. 

1:40 - On his favorite Oregon venue to play in: Mac Court, Autzen Stadium or Hayward Field. 

3:32 - His craziest Mac Court memory with Oregon basketball. 

5:29 - The Pac-10 teams that brought the biggest crowds. 

7:49 - On being a multi sport athlete and the era of sports specialization. 

11:36 - Focusing on one sport in the pros after a college career playing multiple. 

13:20 - How versatility as an athlete helps in becoming versatile in broadcasting. 

15:57 - Balancing energy, authenticity and delivery on television. 

19:01 - What lessons from athletics translate to broadcasting. 

21:06 - Creating energy on broadcasts while working remotely. 

23:11 - How no fans in the stands can change momentum swings in basketball. 

24:42 - Enjoying the ride and not over focusing on end goals and destinations. 

27:55 - Doing television with his Dad, former Oregon coach Ernie Kent. 

29:50 - Lessons learned from his father. 

33:44 - How being a former player turned Play-by-Play makes him unique in the broadcast booth. 

35:41 - Biggest high school sports experience while playing for Churchill High School. 

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